During my time away from WholeFamily MD, in addition to spending time taking care of my young family, I researched and developed a comprehensive treatment approach for psoriasis – the autoimmune disease that has personally impacted my life for so many years. I am thrilled to be back and bring my passion to patients at WholeFamily MD.
My approach to psoriasis care centers on three core elements:
- Nourish: Comprehensive nutritional therapy
- Energize: Exercise, nature, and mindfulness
- Restore: Sun and water therapy
Medical literature recognizes the importance of a holistic approach to psoriasis care. Most dermatologists and primary care doctors, however, lack education with regard to the specifics of holistic health and wellness. As a person who understands the complexities of living with and treating psoriasis, and having studied extensively conventional and integrative medicine, I look forward to sharing with you the detailed knowledge that I have to help others with psoriasis improve their symptoms and overall health.
Psoriasis is often dismissed as a cosmetic problem rather than a disease with serious physical and emotional consequences. Those of us with psoriasis have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune diseases, depression, and anxiety. Sometimes those of us with psoriasis suffer our experience alone. Awareness of this disease is lacking in the general public and even trying to convey how it feels to have psoriasis to a loved one is challenging. Navigating treatment options and deciphering legitimate claims from snake oil is equally as challenging.
I can help. I have personally treated my own psoriasis using this approach since my early childhood. I have had great success with both achieving remission and maintenance therapy.
I work with patients in the office at WholeFamily MD as a medical consultant or as the primary care doctor. I also work with people across the U.S. via telephone or video conferencing. If you’re interested in learning more, you can visit my website or schedule an appointment with me in the WholeFamily MD office.
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